Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1egg
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.

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  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, mix together flour, 2 cups sugar, cocoa, 1 teaspoon salt and baking soda.Stir in oil, water, vinegar and vanilla until blended.Pour mixture into prepared muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full.

  • Step 3

    To make the filling:In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, egg, 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt until light and fluffy.Stir in chocolate chips.Drop a heaping teaspoonful of the cream cheese mixture into each cupcake.Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.Allow to cool.

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